Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Las Vegas!!

This past week, Forrest took off work because I was on a school break so that we could go on a vacation. We had been contemplating on where to go and since neither one of us had been to Vegas, decided to go there for a few days. We stayed at the Mandalay Bay which was very nice and the travel agent said it had a great pool. Well, the pool WAS nice but apparently everyone else thought so too- it was SUPER crowded! The lawn chairs were about 6 in apart and the second we got up- people were asking us for our chairs! That was how most of Vegas was- very crowded and lots of tourists even during the week! I can't say we didn't have fun- we definitely had fun and enjoyed ourselves, but we probably won't go back anytime soon. To us, Vegas is a "see it once" kind of place. We were exhausted after three days and our dogs were barking BAD. I could not wait to come home and get a good pedicure.

On the brighter side, I will say that the frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity's was absolutely worth every $12 that it was. I could've had one every day I was there. I LOVED the Cirque du Soleil show- Mystere. It was very neat and a unique experience. The strip looked so neat at night and especially from Ghostbar at the Palms which was my favorite nightclub that we went to. My favorite hotel was the Venetian- it was so stunning and fun to walk through. The Mandalay Bay was better than Bellagio's buffet because the food was a little more normal and less experimental if that makes any sense. The NYNY rollarcoaster was so exciting but then again I haven't been on a rollar coaster in years.....a little jerky though I might add. The rides at the Stratosphere were VERY scary once you got up to the top. I chickened out of one of them...Forrest made me ride the rest. The Bellagio fountains blew me away! I knew they would be gorgeous, but I was absolutely mesmorized. O yes, one last thing- the taxi's were worth every penny. I am sure there were other things here and there, but for the most part these were my highlights!

The trip went like this:

Monday- walked about half the strip, got a frozen hot chocolate (fabulous), rode NYNY rollarcoaster, gambled a little at Bills, saw the fountains, went to Coyote Ugly, back to hotel casinos and bars, bed

Tuesday- Breakfast at Red White and Blue, day at the pool, stratosphere rides, walked other half of strip, margarita at Jimmy Buffets, back to hotel, then out for dinner at Gardunos at Palms (GOOD Mexican food), then to Playboy club, Ghostbar, and Moon, met some Canadian friends, then back to hotel - Foundation Room (had our own private room and felt a little cocky), then finally to bed!

Wednesday- SLEPT IN, walked all the way to Bellagio to try buffet (yes what were we thinking!), took taxi back to hotel to nap ha!, went to Bodies Exhibit at Luxor, dinner at Rhumba? I think was the name- it was brazillian BBQ, then to Treasure Island, watched Sirens of TI show outside hotel, then had great seats to Mystere, then called it a night! We were going to go downtown, but were too tired after the show.

Thursday- Flew back to Austin and drove into College Station! Phew that was a long blog! But here are some pics to make it even longer:


JessicAllen said...

Looks like y'all had a blast! LOVE all of your dresses! So cute :)

ryan and danielle said...

so much fun!!! i haven't ever been but this definitely makes me want to go!!! glad yall got some meg/forrest time...i know you two are both VERY busy!!

Staggs' Family Fun said...

Meagan!! You look like a celebrity in all your pics! :) I love it!